News: Government

New Zealand’s ‘admission fee’ to benefit conservation and tourism

New Zealand's International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL), which came into effect on 1st July, has been dubbed an “admission fee” by UK newspaper The…

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Jul 14, 2019 Environment / Finance / Government / Tourism /


Western Australian Government takes HBF Park developer to Court over venue ‘defects’

The West Australian Government is set to take BGC Construction to the Supreme Court over alleged building defects discovered at Perth’s HBF Park. The dispute results is over…

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Jul 12, 2019 Government / Legal / Sport / Venues /


Tourism body ranked second among New Zealand’s most reputable agencies

​​Tourism New Zealand has been ranked second in this year's Colmar Public Sector Reputation Index, up three places on last year. The Index, which measures the public reputations of…

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Jul 12, 2019 Government / Tourism /


Queensland Government commits $4.5 million for Far North tourism 

The Queensland Government is to provide $4.5 million in funding for four new tourism projects in the state's Tropical North, with Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate…

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Jul 10, 2019 Finance / Government / Tourism /


More funding for Western Australia’s national parks and reserves

The Western Australian Government is investing more than $22 million to the creation and ongoing management of national parks, marine parks and conservation reserves in its 2019/20 State…

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Jul 9, 2019 Environment / Finance / Government / Parks / Tourism /


New Chief Executive appointed at VicHealth

Doctor and public health advocate Dr Sandro Demaio has been announced as the new Chief Executive of VicHealth - the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation. Announcing Dr Demaio’s…

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Jul 8, 2019 Education / Government / Sport / Wellness /


Prime Minister Scott Morrison backs Brisbane bid to host Olympic Games

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has voiced his backing for plans for South East Queensland to host the 2032 Olympics, saying it had the potential to be even better than the Sydney…

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Jul 3, 2019 Events / Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


Federal Environment Minister grants woodlands protection after years of delay by predecessors

Federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley has added new plants and animals to Australia’s national list of threatened species, including woodlands that had been eligible for protection…

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Jul 3, 2019 Environment / Government / Parks /


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